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Cream Cheese Mint Cookies

by Kristen

If you’re from the Midwest, you’ve probably had a cream cheese mint at a wedding or a baby shower. These Cream Cheese Mint Cookies are inspired by those cream cheese mints. This cookie recipe is rich and makes a delicious dessert to serve for any holiday get-together.   You can add food coloring to help make these festive for any holiday, or you can do them as is. 

If your family likes cream cheese mints at Easter, Christmas, or at a Family Wedding, then you will love these cookies that are inspired by these wedding mints. All you need is a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time. Quickly throw these tasty cookies together. These cookies make such fantastic treats to serve at gatherings any time of the year!

Why This Recipe Works:  These cookies will melt in your mouth! You will love the flavors,  the perfect combination of mint, cheesecake tanginess, and sweetness.    These cookies are best when eaten on the same day. If you make these ahead of time, then you will want to make sure you store them in the fridge.  These will taste like traditional cream cheese mints, but no candy molds are necessary.

Storing These Cookies- You will want to keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them in the freezer after you bake them.

Ingredients

Flour

Cream Cheese

Butter

mint extract or peppermint extract

Sugar

Egg

Baking Powder

Salt

Equipment

electric mixer or a stand mixer

mixing bowls

cookie sheet or baking sheets

parchment paper

Can I use Fresh Mint Instead of Extract?

Yes. You will want to use 12-15 mint leaves. Make sure to chop them up and cream them with butter and cream cheese to extract the mint flavor. 

Instructions 

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl—flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.
  2. Use an electric mixer to cream together, cream cheese and butter. Followed by the sugar and mint extract.
  3. Add Egg and to the mixture and mix well.   Make sure to keep scraping the sides of the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Chill cookie dough for at least an hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  7. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough and place them on a lined baking sheet. The dough will be sticky. You may want to roll them into balls, but you don’t have to.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Or until you see the edges start to turn a golden color.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

You can get creative with the flavors in these Cream cheese cookies. Lemon extract, Almond extract, or Vanilla extract would also taste great in these cookies.   These cookies have a similar taste to cream cheese butter mints or baby shower mints.  You could always make these with pastel colors if you want them to resemble the cream cheese mints.

Cream Cheese Mint Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese 4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons real mint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl—flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.

  2. Use an electric mixer to cream together, cream cheese and butter. Followed by the sugar and mint extract.

  3. Add Egg and to the mixture and mix well.   Make sure to keep scraping the sides of the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

  5. Chill cookie dough for at least an hour.

  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  7. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough and place them on a lined baking sheet. The dough will be sticky. You may want to roll them into balls, but you don't have to.

  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Or until you see the edges start to turn a golden color.

  9. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

If you like these cookies, then you should check out my other desserts you can make using fresh mint.

I would love to hear how this recipe turned out for you! Please let me know by commenting below this blog post, or you can tag me on social media and let me know how it worked out! You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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